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"Horrible history for adults." A witty and satirical history of everything interesting that has ever happened on planet Earth from 15 billion years ago to the present day.

With Python-esque humour but a lot more informative, A Less Boring History tells you everything you need to know from the Big Bang to Barack Obama, taking in the Byzantines, the Black Death, Bin Laden and the fall of bankers along the way, all boiled down to bite size chunks so that you can finally piece together all the different bits of history - and see how on earth we ended up in the mess we are today.

A Less Boring History refreshes your memory and broadens your mind. And, if that's not enough, it will also make you laugh. A lot.

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"Horrible History for adults - a gallop through all history from the Big Bang to the present day, told in a comic manner. The jokes are excellent - an enjoyable divertissement for a quiet afternoon." - Historical Novel Society.

"One of several advantages of reading this book is that you feel motivated to research a little more, to discover the truth about the little joke about a personality or civilization. As for the footnotes and the illustrations - hilarious." (Skoob)

"Dave Rear shows that everything learned in school in a dull and tedious way can be funny and interesting. Stuffed with irony and sarcasm, the book explains the history of the world in just ten chapters." (Tribuna do Norte)

"This book does a spectacular job of summarizing world history. It’s like Jerry Seinfeld is your history professor." (Saleta du Leitura)
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A history book like no other - an irreverent, rollicking, romp through everything interesting that ever happened on planet earth from 15 million years BC to today.

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  • PublisherSquare Peg
  • Publication date2012
  • ISBN 10 0224087029
  • ISBN 13 9780224087025
  • BindingHardcover
  • Number of pages288
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